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Enhance your AAIC experience as an ISTAART member



Join ISTAART during AAIC Registration

For Student and Early Career Members

Programs and Events for All Members



The Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) is a professional society for scientists, physicians and others involved in the causes and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

"Networking with colleagues with common goals can catapult progress forward—ISTAART Professional Interest Areas (PIAs) provide that opportunity for Alzheimer’s disease at a global scale.”

Roberta Diaz Brinton, Ph.D.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Co-Chair, Alliance of Women Alzheimer’s Researchers (AWARE) PIA


Members of ISTAART enjoy the following AAIC benefits:

As well as other member benefits, including:

Journal Access:

Special Access Benefits:

Join ISTAART and register for AAIC in one easy step!

Non-members: There are two ways to join ISTAART:

  1. Join today join via ISTAART’s web site.
  2. Beginning in winter 2016, select “Membership +PLUS” during AAIC registration to add one year of ISTAART membership to your conference fees (professional and student rates are available). You will receive full AAIC conference admittance and all of the benefits available to ISTAART members, both during AAIC and for the following year. Registration opens in winter 2016.

For Student and Early Career Members

ISTAART Student Volunteer Program at AAIC

ISTAART offers a Student Volunteer Program in conjunction with AAIC. Current student members are eligible to apply for the program.

Accepted volunteers are provided with the following:

While daily volunteer efforts are an essential aspect of participation, participants are still able to fully acquire the latest scientific updates through attendance at sessions. Applicants must be a verified undergraduate or graduate student. More information will be posted in winter 2016.

ISTAART Workshop Series at AAIC

Learn from the experts about how to polish your skills and CV. Past topics have included grant writing, funding opportunities, and manuscript tips. The topics for AAIC 2016 will be announced in June. Free food is included!

Programs and Events for All Members

Curated Itineraries and Poster Grouping by Professional Interest Area (PIA)

Take advantage of opportunities to group your research with fellow PIA members onsite at AAIC:

Contribute to the AAIC Scientific Program

The Scientific Program Committee solicits suggestions for invited speakers from ISTAART members [the nomination period has closed]. Members may also nominate or self-nominate individuals to participate in the abstract review process [nominations will be collected in December 2015].

Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer's Research

ISTAART is the nominating body for this award, which is presented to the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer’s research over the preceding two years. The recipient will be invited to present their findings in a plenary session at AAIC [nominations will be collected in January].


Some ISTAART Professional Interest Areas will host two-hour sessions focused on research updates during PIA Day at AAIC (Saturday, July 23, 2016). Most of the sessions will be followed by the PIA’s annual business meeting (although, some business meetings will take place throughout the week).

PIA Business Meetings at AAIC

PIA business meetings are a great opportunity to receive updates on PIA activities, participate in critical conversations about issues affecting the field, engage in networking with peers from across the world and determine objectives for the upcoming membership year. The schedule will be announced in June.

ISTAART Member Reception at AAIC

It’s one of the most popular events at AAIC! Network with fellow ISTAART members on the evening of Monday, July 25, while you enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

For questions or information, email, phone 1.312.335.5188 or visit



Abstract submissions are now open

Submit an abstract today to share your research on a global stage during AAIC 2016. The Scientific Program Committee is now accepting submissions for poster presentations, oral sessions and featured research sessions.

A global forum to advance dementia science • Toronto, Canada • Conference: July 22–28, 2016